Our country received the “Best integral assessment Program” distinction in the last edition of the most important luxury tourism industry event worldwide, last held in Las Vegas.
With the purpose of positioning the Argentine Republic in the specialized segment of luxury tourism, the National Ministry of Tourism, through the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR), successfully participated in this new edition of Virtuoso Travel Week, Las Vegas, United States of America, from August 12th to the 18th, 2017.
Our country initiated their participation last Sunday morning with a presentation along with Buenos Aires City Tourism Entity and three On-Site Virtuoso Operators. On Monday night, INPROTUR and Buenos Aires entertained the main travel agents responsible of promoting our country at the Destination Showcase Dinner, where Argentina had the opportunity to host three tables. Besides, a breakfast was provided on Tuesday with a brief training course for travel agents and operators.
The hard work and participation of Argentina in recent years with the Virtuoso network has been recognized in this edition with the award for the best comprehensive assessment program. “INPROTUR demonstrates a great commitment to excellence and product knowledge, qualities highly valued by this network,” said Albert Herrera, President of Global Product Partnerships for Virtuoso. “This award places Argentina in a very exclusive place, being recognized within Virtuoso partners, as leaders within the industry. ”
Virtuoso is the largest network of luxury tourism operators in the world. American-based, it brings together 10,000 elite travel specialists in 25 countries in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa, as well as over 1,700 of the world’s top travel suppliers and Destinations of first level.
The meeting brought together more than 5,700 professionals among travel agency owners, hotels, consultants and specialists, as well as some of the world’s leading tourist destinations focused on the luxury segment.
Argentina had more than 290 appointments with sellers of the most exclusive destinations. During which different destinations along the country were presented, emphasizing wine and gastronomy, natural and cultural landscapes, history and, of course, a wide variety of services with great quality.
Overall, there has been an excellent reception of the new measures adopted, such as the elimination of 21 percent of VAT on accommodation for foreign tourists and the termination of collection of the reciprocity rate for Americans and Australians, among others.